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edPUG Tuesday 17th May 2016: VIDEO: Security Theatre by Thomas Shone
Tue 17 May 2016, 19:00 – 21:00 BST
It is half way through May, the weather is finally getting warmer, and we can all relax a bit more and bathe in the soothing summer sun. What’s that? An evil hacker has stolen all our customer details and destroyed our site! Nooooooo! If only we'd paid a bit more attention to security!
Now that we have your attention, security is extremely important, but how much do you know about it, and more importantly, what are these evil hackers are up to, and how vulnerable are your websites!
Join us at edPUG to watch a video from PHP UK Conference 2016 - Security Theatre by Thomas Shone.
“This is not your normal security talk (video). Sure we talk about secure communication and the importance of hashing and encrypting (and why rolling your own is never a solution). We might even get frisky and cover some more interesting topics like true randomness, timed attacks and social engineering. But what we're really interested in is understanding what that hacker is trying to do on your site, what the motivation is and, using this, understand where you need to be vigilant. We're also going to talk about the results from an ongoing 4 year project to see just how vulnerable the average consumer website is. Theodore Sturgeon famously said 90% of everything is crud, we'll get to see just how close we come to that number. So if you're ready to see how scary the dark depths of security can be and just how scary it is when you look up and see all the leaky boats above us is, this is for you.”